Wii U not getting price or launch date til 2012
Nintendo has just claimed that they will not be giving the Wii U a price of release date until next year, stating that the system is still very much in development and that the company is not ready to make a commitment.
“Since the Wii U we showed you at the E3 show in June was still in the development phase without very specific proposals on the software titles, we are going to announce the release date and the price next year when we are able to explain the specific proposals.”
said Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.
He also said that the recent 3DS price drop might affect Wii U early adoption.
“With regard to the influence on the Wii U, what we have to take most seriously is that the price markdown could damage the trust of the consumers who bought the Nintendo 3DS just after the launch. I feel greatly accountable for it. Our decision of the price markdown this time has a side effect that, at the launch of the Wii U, people may feel that the price might drop in the near future if they wait. What we will be able to do to recover the consumers’ trust before the launch of the Wii U is very important to us.”
I can see where they are going with this and from a marketing stand point I don’t blame them, if they did announce a price this early, people would just wait it out and say “oh the 3DS dropped 80 bucks in less than a year, we should just wait until they do the same with the Wii U”.
I say let them take their time cause personally I’m not excited for the Wii U at all. The main reason I got a Wii was just for Super Smash Bros. Brawl and since we won’t be seeing a sequel for it anytime soon then Nintendo , at the moment, has not given me a solid to get excited for the Wii U.